Anna Faris: I felt like I was competing against my ex-husbands in our careers

Anna Faris: I felt like I was competing against my ex-husbands in our careers


Anna Faris felt as though she was competing with her ex-husbands.

The 44-year-old actress – who is now engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett – was previously married to actors Ben Indra and Chris Pratt, and has said having exactly the same profession as her partners made her “competitive” when it came to their work.

Speaking on her ‘Anna Faris is Unqualified’ podcast, she said: “My two other marriages were with actors and I don’t think we did a great job of eliminating competitiveness. Or at least I didn’t, being a proud person, and not wanting to reveal vulnerability.

“Any hint of competitiveness and comparison, I didn’t handle that very well, I don’t think. And I hope I’ve grown from that.”

Anna was married to Ben from 2004 to 2008, and then went on to tie the knot with Chris – with whom she has eight-year-old son Jack – in 2009, before the couple split in 2017 and finalized their divorce in 2018.

The ‘Overboard’ star and Chris, 41, have remained “respectful” of one another since their split and continue to co-parent their son.

Anna previously said: “We are so good and respectful towards each other, and I think that there is so much kindness and love. It is very difficult to be completely separate from somebody you have spent so much emotional investment with.”

And the actress even sent a gift to Chris and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger to congratulate them on the birth of their daughter, Lyla, whom they welcomed in August.

A source said at the time: “Anna congratulated them and sent a gift. They are on good terms and have a nice relationship. She’s happy for Jack to be a big brother and is very supportive.”